To welcome in 2019, the Brooklyn-based technicolor funk gurus of Turkuaz will take over Worcester, Massachusetts’ recently renovated music venue, The Palladium, for their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, The Ball Drop. Returning to the landmark Worcester venue for the first time since the group’s 2015 NYE performance with Dopapod and Kung Fu, 2018’s Ball Drop will find Turkuaz supported by brass-house trio Too Many Zooz and gritty rock-crossover duo Paris Monster.Turkuaz has had an impressive 2018 and shows no signs of slowing down in the new year. The fan-favorite nine-piece released a brand-new album in the fall, Life In The City, marking the group’s fifth studio album to date. In addition to the nine-song album, which was produced by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison, the band also recorded its first-ever live concert film during a standout performance at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania’s Sherman Theater at the beginning of September. With these milestones under their belt in addition to completing an extensive fall and winter tour, Turkuaz’s upcoming New Year’s Eve bash is looking to be nothing short of spectacular.Turkuaz – “Life In The City”[Video: Turkuaz]For those looking to ball out at The Ball Drop, Turkuaz is offering a number of “Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” VIP Upgrade options for their upcoming show at The Palladium. Those who purchase the band’s NYE VIP package will receive commemorative VIP laminates, limited-edition silkscreen event posters, a premium champagne toast, and hours d’ourves, as well as access to a preferred VIP viewing area, an exclusive VIP soundcheck, and a special meet & greet with the band.***CONTEST***Turkuaz and Live For Live Music have teamed up to give one lucky fan the ultimate experience with The Ball Drop Super VIP Giveaway! Between now and December 24th at 11:59 pm ET, buy your tickets and forward your ticket confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org. On Christmas Day, one winner will be picked to not only win a “Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” VIP upgrade for them and a friend, but also a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express and dinner for two at Armsby Abbey, both across the street from The Palladium! Already bought your tickets? Great! Send your confirmation email to email@example.com to be entered. Good luck!To purchase tickets to Turkuaz’s upcoming New Year’s Eve throwdown with Too Many Zooz and Paris Monster, head here. To learn more or to purchase a “Looking’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” VIP upgrade, head here. You can also find out more about Turkuaz as well as check out their recently announced early-2019 tour dates on the band’s website here.
The inaugual Kauai Folk Festival will take place at Kauai, HI’s Grove Farm Museum, set for September 28th and 29th, 2019. The festival’s mission is to bring together traditional Hawaiian music and North American roots music with performances from a variety of different artists.Recently, the two-day music and arts event released their musical lineup, with Taj Mahal’s Hula Blues Band and Peter Rowan’s My Aloha Bluegrass Band topping the bill. Kaui Folk Fest will also see musical performances by Tim O’Brien and Jan Fabricus, Johnny Fritz, Blaine Sprouse, Ed Poullard, Reeb Willms & Caleb Clauder, Mike Bub, Paul Lee Kupfer, Roundhouse Ramblers, Kilin Reese, Paul Sato, Lowbiscus, Pine Hearts, and many more. The festival will also host a plethora of Hawaiian artists, including Puka Asing, Sashamon and Uncle Isaac Kamaile Jr., Na’ Opihi, Wally Rita y Los Kauianos, and others.Festival director Matt Morelock explains to Billboard that 19th century royal Hawaiian courts encouraged musical collaborations across cultures and genres, and he hopes the Kauai Folk Festival will showcase the heavy influence Hawaiian music has had on nearly every genre of popular American music.“[Hawaiian King] Kalākaua understood the importance not only of promoting Hawaiian language, culture, and dance abroad, but also the positive influence that global culture could have in Hawaii,” Morelock explained to Billboard. “He hosted parties and carnivals with all kinds of musicians and dancers from all over the world. We hope that we’re following in this spirit with the Kauai Folk Festival.”Single day, weekend, and VIP passes for Kauai Folk Festival are on sale now here.See below for the full lineup. For more information, head to Kaui Folk Festival’s website.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Coram early Saturday morning. The fatal crash occurred just before 6 a.m. on Route 112 between Granny Road and Route 25, police said. The man, who was not identified, was struck by a light color vehicle traveling northbound. The vehicle fled the scene northbound on Route 25, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A make and model of the vehicle was provided. It is believed to be light in color, possibly tan, with front-end damage, police said. Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls are confidential.
St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, but revelers will have the entire month to show off their Irish pride. Enjoy the festivities at a local parade, eatery, party, or fair. Whether you are looking for fun with the kids or just letting loose, St. Patrick’s day is the perfect excuse to get out and have fun. Go green!Glen Cove ParadeMarches from Finley Middle School to St. Patrick’s Church at the corner of Glen St. and Pearsall Avenue. 1 p.m. March 20.Montauk ParadeHolding the title of New York’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, it marches up Edgemere Road and finishes at the end of Main St. 11:30 a.m. March 20.Patchogue ParadeMarches down Main Street. This year’s theme is Hope House Helpers Make Spring Eternal. 10 a.m. March 19.Rockville Center ParadeGrand Marshal Michael O’Reilly to lead the march down Maple Avenue. 12 p.m. March 19.St. Patrick’s Day CelebrationWith themed stories, playtime, pizza, and cupcakes, this is a great opportunity for kids to play and have fun. Time slots (sign up!): 10am-12pm, 1-3pm or 4-6pm. March 17. Le Play Cafe, 2465 Merrick Rd., Bellmore.Hampton Bays ParadeStarts at Hampton Bays Elementary School on Ponquogue Avenue and ends in Hampton Atrium Parking Lot. 11 a.m. March 19.Brentwood ParadeMarches from Washington Avenue to Ross Memorial Park. 1 p.m. March 19.Bangers and Mash GigsWith great craft beer and “Celtic insanity”, the band Bangers and Mash makes its acclaimed return to Long Island once again, with gigs after many parades for those looking to continue the party, or those wanting to hop on for the ride. Performances: March 17 at 7 p.m., Manning’s Pub & Grill, 377 Old Country Rd., Carle Place, NY 11514; March 19 at 11 a.m., That Meetball Place, 52 West Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772; March 19 at 6 p.m., Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main St., Route 25, Riverhead, NY 11901Parlay Gastropub Irish DayWith a full brunch menu for early birds, and a D.J. and drinks from 4 p.m. until closing for party animals, this is a good place to let loose. Starting at 11 a.m., March 19. 210 Merrick Rd., Rockville Centre, NY 11570.St. Patrick’s Day PartyBoasting a photo station, take-home art project, dance party and themed snacks, this is a perfect place for kids to have fun on St. Patty’s day. 4-5:30 p.m., March 16. Kidville, 250 South Service Rd., Roslyn Heights. $18 members, $22 non-members. Embed from Getty Images By Ellie Schoeffel Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York
Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post.Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., finally — and thankfully — recognized he really had no choice but to resign as Congress’ longest-serving member in the face of mounting accusations from multiple women that he had sexually harassed them.His is the first departure as Congress confronts issues of sexual harassment.Surely it won’t be the last — not if Congress is serious about putting an end to workplace abuse and sexual misbehavior. Conyers, 88, on Tuesday announced from a Detroit hospital where was being treated for a stress-related illness that he was immediately giving up the seat he has held for 52 years.It was sad to see the storied career of the longest-serving African-American in congressional history and an icon of liberal policymaking end so gracelessly.Having tried to delay the inevitable, he was defiant in his refusal to acknowledge any wrongdoing and selfish in seeking to anoint his son as his successor. Voters, not legacy, will decide who represents the Detroit-area district. Meanwhile, Conyers’ departure hopefully will serve as an example with lessons to be learned.Foremost to women who have been victims of sexual harassment and who saw themselves until recently as powerless to fight back and get justice.The women who stepped forward with credible claims of mistreatment were heard and believed, and there was an appropriate reckoning. Some credit for that goes to the Democratic Party, which worked to force Conyers out of office after determining the allegations had merit.Seemingly first working behind the scenes and then publicly calling on him to resign, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made clear after some initial hesitation that the party will not tolerate sexual harassment.It’s a message that has been reinforced with Pelosi’s demand that another Democrat, Rep. Ruben Kihuen, Nev., accused of propositioning his campaign finance director, resign, and with Democratic party leaders welcoming a Senate ethics committee inquiry into allegations that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., groped women at public events. Republicans, sad to say, are sending a very different message.It was recently revealed that Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim against him from his former spokeswoman.The woman, as detailed by Politico, saw her life upended.But there has been no call for Farenthold’s resignation from House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., even though he was quick to want Conyers gone in the wake of similar allegations.Does Farenthold’s offer to pay back the $84,000 really set things right? Where’s the outrage?We gather it’s in the same place Republicans parked their principles when they decided that helping elect an accused child sex predator to the Senate — or giving a pass to a president who boasted about assaulting women — was OK because it served their political purposes. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
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The kitchen and dining area at 21 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum.“Everything is clever and well portioned right down to the laundry chute and the overhang over the entertainment area, which protects the area from the sun in summer and lets the sun in during winter.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020On the ground floor of the home there is a double lockup garage with storage, a powder room, laundry and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with bi-fold doors opening to the entertaining area. The home at 21 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum.THIS architecturally-designed home with swimming pool and indoor-outdoor living is going under the hammer in Wynnum.Owners Kylie and Gerard Viney bought 21 St Catherines Tce seven years ago.“Our kids were younger then and we really liked having all the living downstairs flowing outside and all the bedrooms upstairs,” Ms Viney said.“I had never lived in a house designed by an architect before and I hadn’t realised how much of difference it makes. The outdoor area at 21 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum.Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in robe, balcony and ensuite with double basins and bath. There are three more bedrooms on this level, along with a study, family bathroom, toilet and rumpus room.Outside there is a garden shed and entertaining area overlooking the in-ground swimming pool.The property is being marketed by Marc Sorrentino of Place Manly and will go to auction on September 23 at 10am. The living area at 21 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum.The kitchen has Italian tapware, two-pac cabinetry, Smeg appliances and a graphite sink.“The kitchen is very practical,” Ms Viney said.“Essentially it’s a galley kitchen but everything is nice and accessible, and because the benches are so wide we sit there to eat quite a bit.“When we first moved in I didn’t think I’d like the mirrored splashbacks but when you’re in the loungeroom they reflect the garden outside and make the home look much wider.”
James Edwin “Jim” Allen 78, Batesville, IN, passed away February 18, 2017. Jim was born November 16, 1938 in Knott County, KY, one of six children to Alonzo and Lettie Allen. The family moved to Milan, IN in 1946. Jim attended Milan elementary and graduated from Milan high school in 1956.Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957. While serving in the military, he was a member of the Special Forces Unit of the 101st Airborne Division. In his career, he parachuted 109 times. During the Civil Rights movement, he was one of the 101 st Airborne Division members assigned to escort the nine LittleRock, Arkansas students into Central high school in 1957. Those memories never left him, and he remained in contact with the student he escorted. He is remembered in the book Warriors Don’t Cry, written by that student. He spent most of his military career in Hawaii and trained troops in jungle survival during his tour there. He was the personal assistant and driver to General Westmoreland. At General Westmoreland’s request, because of his training, Jim remained reserve ready for 10 years after his discharge. He attended the University of Hawaii while he was in the military, studying Russian and Communications. He was honorably discharged as a SGT on June 30, 1963.In 1970, Jim and his wife, Leigh, opened Allen Real Estate in Aurora at the corner of US 50 and 350. A few years later, they purchased the Aurora Train Depot and continued the business for many years. Jim was very active and successful in the Real Estate Industry. He was President of the Southeastern IN Board of Realtors from 1971 to 1975, and again in 1985. He was the board’s Realtor of the Year in 1977. Jim also served 12 years as a State Director for the Indiana Association of Realtors. He was a founding member of SEIBR MLS. In the late 1990’s Jim retired from active Real Estate, and purchased a beautiful wooded site on SR 129 near Batesville where he built a retreat at the edge of the woods. He spent most of his later years there in the wooded area, surrounded by his childhood friends.In 1965 Jim married Leigh Cochran. They have two sons, Patrick (Kelley) of Northern Kentucky, and Scott Allen of the Cincinnati area. He also has two grandsons, Hunter and Rowan. In addition to his sons, Jim has a very special nephew, Marion Allen, of Batesville, who watched over Jim and his needs. All of these loved ones survive Jim, including one sister, Zella (Richard) Leizear of West Union, SC, sister-in-law Virginia (David) Allen of Columbus, OH and June (Samuel) Allen of Batesville, and many nieces and nephews. His Mother, Father, three brothers and one sister preceded Jim in passing.Jim donated his body to the UC School of Medicine for Science. The VA hospital had taken care of Jim for many years and his Doctor of 18 years was a Professor of Medicine at UC, Jim passed away at UC Hospital. His ashes will be returned to the family and per his request, will be taken to a stream in the Smokey Mountains. An open house will be held at his favorite restaurant, The Reservation in Milan, IN on March 12th from 3pm to 6pm, with a farewell at 4pm. A video of Jim’s life will be presented and comments are most welcome. Light food and beverages will be served. Jim was a big presence, with a happy and generous personality. He will be missed by his family and friends, but the memories of a very good man, who did many good deeds, will remain. Contributions may be made to Ripley County Humane Society, The Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, or any Veterans Organization.
New Delhi: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke said that the World Test Championship will do to Test cricket what the World Cup does for the sport in general. The Championship starts with the Ashes as Australia take on England starting on August 1 and Clarke expects a tough series between “two very good teams”.“I think it’s great for Test cricket. The top two teams playing in something like the World Cup final at Lord’s in 12 months (24 months) time. It’s a little bit like the World Cup (in the way that) no matter where you are ranked in the ICC standings, the team that wins the World Cup is I think seen as the best team in the world. With Test cricket it will be the same, whoever wins the championship is the best team in the world,” Clarke said on the sidelines of the MedParliament, where the 38-year-old shared his journey and insights in healthcare entrepreneurship. (IANS)Also Read: ‘Dhoni’s experience important for India’: Michael Clarke
It’s getting near to match time. Hero CPL match time, that is.The popular T20 cricket tournament’s South Florida leg bowls off on August 4 at Lauderhill Sports Park with St. Lucia Starsplaying Trinbago Knight Riders. Peter Miller, head of the Hero CPL’s media and communications unit, told CNW that fans will be able to access tickets for matches at 18 outlets. That is a Considerable jump from last year’s four.“The number of outlets increasing to 18 is a sign of the commitment from the Hero CPL to make the USA leg of the event a success this year and for many years to come,” said Miller.“Last year the marketing strategy was very much focused on the Diaspora community in South Florida and beyond. While that is also part of our strategy for 2017 we are branching out to mainstream media outlets in an attempt to gain traction into those that are new to cricket.”Since the CPL was launched seven years ago, high-profile players from outside the West Indies have played in the tournament. For Miller, it is important to attract fans from other member countries in the International Cricket Council.“Interest in the tournament in South Florida is spreading and with the CPL now into its second year of visiting Lauderhill there is name recognition for the event. That will only increase with the plan to come back to South Florida,” he explained.“With cricket being a growing sport in the USA, the audience comes from the Diaspora communities for the most part. They could be from any of the six nations that have CPL teams or from South Asia, Australia, and South Africa.”Defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs, last year’s runners-up Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Trident are the other teams in the L.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly News